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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Miller

GOP Negotiators Say Trump Aide Stephen Miller Is Standing In Way Of Immigration Deal

They blame him for insisting the administration gets approval for an unrealistic number of immigration policies in exchange for protections for young people brought into the country illegally as children. They loathe his intensity when delivering his hard-line views. And they accuse him of coordinating with outside advocacy groups that oppose their efforts.

January 11, 2018

Trump Boasts About Federal Wildfire Response

“We have FEMA there. We have military there. We have first responders there,” he said. “It’s a tragic situation. We are working very closely from the representatives from California and we’re doing a good job.”

October 17, 2017
islam

In Speech To Saudi King And Muslim Leaders, Trump Discards Harsh Language About Islam

In the first major foreign policy speech of his presidency, Trump’s tone was notably softer than the harsh rhetoric about Islam that characterized his election campaign. Reading from prepared remarks, he spoke of the “peace and tolerance of all faiths” and praised the Middle East’s beauty and culture.

May 21, 2017

Saudi Women Are Disappointed Trump Is No Obama On Human Rights

Donald Trump arrived Saturday in a country where women must secure a male guardian’s permission to get a passport, go to college and travel, and are forbidden from driving and can’t eat in certain restaurants.

May 21, 2017
Flynn

Trump Transition Team Knew About Flynn’s Lobbying

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform told Vice President-elect Mike Pence in a November letter that the man Donald Trump had chosen to be his national security adviser was lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

March 11, 2017
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn attended White House intel briefings while working for foreign clients

Michael Flynn Finally Admits He Lobbied For Turkey During Trump Campaign

The assertion that the White House was unaware of Flynn’s lobbying activities raises questions of how carefully Trump’s advisers have been investigated for possible conflicts of interest in an administration beset by allegations of such conflicts — beginning with the president’s own businesses.

March 10, 2017
Muslim Ban, Foreigners

The U.S. Has Banned Foreigners Before, But This Time It’s Different

While six of the past seven presidents, Republicans and Democrats, have relied on the same federal law to keep certain groups of foreigners out of the United States, Trump’s ban clearly discriminates against people based on their religion and is much broader, banning all people from multiple countries, including those whose status had already been determined.

February 7, 2017
Viewing stands for inaugural donors under construction

Big-Money Inaugural Donors Emerging, Despite Trump Refusal To Disclose

Despite the Trump campaign’s refusal to disclose inaugural donors — as previous presidents did — the names of some major corporate interests have been revealed.

January 16, 2017
Kris Kobach, Immigration

How Trump Could Get His Immigration Czar Around The Senate

Donald Trump could hire Kris Kobach for a newly created position — immigration czar — that would not need Senate confirmation. The proposal would put one person in charge of an issue that impacts a dozen departments and agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, State, Justice, Labor, Housing and Health and Human Services.

January 4, 2017
Obama

Obama Is Rushing To ‘Trump-Proof’ The White House

President Obama has churned out rules, regulations and policies several times a week. Obama is trying to put the people and policies in place that he wants to outlast his presidency in the final weeks before Donald Trump takes over. And his supporters want more, way more.

December 9, 2016

Behind Machado: How A Miss Universe Roiled The Presidential Race

It wasn’t until months after Alicia Machado’s experience with Donald Trump became known to the Clinton campaign that the Democratic nominee raised the subject at the first debate

October 1, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton points at President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S., July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

For Women, Clinton’s Nomination Was 240 Years In The Making

The first woman ran for president in 1872, before women even had the right to vote. Since then, dozens have run but until Clinton none has gotten far. Clinton in 2008 became the first female candidate to vie seriously for the White House.

July 28, 2016
A supporter of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders holds a sign and wears a mask of Sanders' rival candidate Hillary Clinton outside of the venue before the start of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic U.S. presidential candidates debate in Kendall, Florida, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Poll: 25 Percent Of Sanders Voters Would Shun Clinton

By comparison, Clinton supporters are considerably more open to supporting Sanders should he overtake her large lead in delegates and win the nomination.

April 6, 2016

Benghazi Panel Continues Interviews, Surpasses Length Of 9/11 Inquiry

The committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, will interview several high-profile Obama administration officials this week, including former CIA Director David Petraeus and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

January 7, 2016

Democrats Divided On How To Fight Terrorism

The Democratic Party heads into its presidential primaries sharply divided over how to wage war against terrorism, a rift magnified by Americans’ growing fears following recent terrorist attacks and laid bare in the newest debate between their presidential candidates.

December 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Emails Give Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse Of Clinton

The portrait of Hillary Clinton that emerges from her tens of thousands of recently released emails is different from what people see on TV.

December 1, 2015

Analysis: Sanders’ Failure To Score In Debates Helping Clinton Pull Away

While Clinton was on the defensive over foreign policy and terrorism, the challenges came largely from the moderators. Sanders failed to deliver in small and large ways at the Democratic presidential debate Saturday that would have either cast positive attention on him or negative attention on her.

November 15, 2015

Obama Joins Facebook

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations…”

November 9, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In The First Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton takes the debate stage for the first time in this campaign Tuesday night to face four rivals looking for something — anything — to knock down her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.

October 13, 2015

As She Woos Hispanics, Clinton Moves Left On Immigration

Hillary Clinton wants to halt the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally, offer them a path to citizenship and allow them to obtain driver’s licenses. It wasn’t always this way.

October 11, 2015

Unlike Presidential Rivals, Clinton Shunning Questions From Press

After each of Hillary Clinton’s campaign events, a large group of reporters gathers on one side of the room and shouts questions at her. She rarely responds.

May 10, 2015

What’s In A Name? ‘Hillary’ By Any Other Name Would Still Be Controversial

Hillary Clinton has become known simply as Hillary in bumper stickers and headlines, on Twitter and Facebook, around water coolers and in coffee shops. Yet some Americans, mostly women, don’t think the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady should be called by just her first name.

April 7, 2015

Obama Seeks Reset In Revisit To India

Barack Obama is about to become the first American president to visit India twice during his administration.

January 23, 2015

6 Takeaways From Obama’s State Of The Union Speech

Here are six key points from President Obama’s big speech.

January 21, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on December 19, 2014 in Washington

Obama Threatens To Veto More Bills Now That Republicans Control Congress

President Obama is ready for a fight with congressional Republicans.

December 29, 2014